The Last Judgment when all people will stand in judgment before Jesus Christ and a verdict of their salvation will be made. According to the teaching of some Evangelical Christians—particularly among those Protestant groups who adhere to a millennialist eschatology—there will be two separate judgments at the time of the Last Judgment. According to this concept, the Great White Throne judgment is different than the Bema seat judgment, which will be only for Christians. The term is taken from Revelation 20:11-15
11 Then I saw a great white throne and Him who was seated on it. From His presence earth and sky fled away, and no place was found for them. 12 And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Then another book was opened, which is the book of life. And the dead were judged by what was written in the books, according to what they had done. 13 And the sea gave up the dead who were in it, Death and Hades gave up the dead who were in them, and they were judged, each one of them, according to what they had done. 14 Then Death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire. 15 And if anyone's name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire. (ESV)
Other Christian denominations do not interpret the Bible as implying two last judgements, but see only one final judgement for all mankind (including Christians), at which Jesus will separate the saved from the damned. Matthew 25:31-33.
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